Don’t Dry Your Clothes in the Microwave and Other (Unsolicited) Advice for Our Daughter Before She Goes to College

Don’t Dry Your Clothes in the Microwave and Other (Unsolicited) Advice for Our Daughter Before She Goes to College

My latest in The Washington Post’s On Parenting

Celia is headed to college. After 18 years of raising her, Celia knows how to jumpstart a car, write a check, make a doctor appointment, and stand up for herself firmly but politely if she’s being mistreated. Let’s hope she has enough sense to change her sheets more than once a semester, not to leave food sitting out and

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Tune Poke Quinoa Bowls with Sesame-Lime-Peanut Dressing

As a sushi fan since the ‘80s, I transitioned smoothly to tuna poke, which is originally a Hawaiian raw tuna salad with an Asian vinaigrette. One of my favorite lunch (and happy hour) spots is Silver, a brasserie in Bethesda, MD (opening this month in Cathedral Heights in DC, too). When I eat there, one of my favorite things to order is the tuna poke bowl with quinoa, created by their chef, Ype Von Hengst. I find that when I eat it for a meal, I feel full but nourished, rather than heavy.

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Modern Moscow Mules with Fresh Lime and Ginger (and BIG life and professional news)

I just announced some huge news over at The Six O’Clock Scramble. Exactly 14 years after I sent out our first weekly menu plan, I have passed the ladle of The Scramble over to a terrific new CEO, Jessica Braider. (Don’t miss The Scramble’s Blowout Friends & Family Sale now through August 16th. Use the promo code FANDF17 for 25% off all memberships, including renewals)

Being the owner and CEO of The Scramble has been the longest, most rewarding, most exhilarating (and at times most

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Peach-Basil Daiquiris: Cheers to Electing Women!

 

I love the challenge of creating a new cocktail for an event, but this one stumped me.  My friend Kristin O’Keefe was hosting a Georgia themed political event and wondered if I could create a signature cocktail with peaches.  Although the event was held in Kensington, Maryland, the main purpose was to raise funds to create a Georgia chapter of Emerge, which helps Democratic women get elected to office.

Concocting a cocktail with peaches sounded like an easy task. I had in mind the

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Beach Week (Senior Week) and Teens Can be a Dangerous Combination

At Solomon’s high school graduation in 2015. I’m so proud of him, but baffled at why my arms look SO AWKWARD in every photo! Any tips?

 

I’ve been writing more regularly lately for The Washington Post, both on food and family, parenting teens and now Travel.

My latest focuses on why I dislike the local senior Beach Week tradition and how we convinced our son to go camping instead.

“Beer and vomit on the walls and carpet. Dishwasher and other appliances destroyed. We did not get our deposit

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